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Why the Red Sox will sweep the Twins

Posted by weinshie , 13 April 2021 · 1,079 views

#tweet #slump #choke #rocco
A few minutes ago, I made a bet with a Minnesota sports aficionado (Darren Wolfson) that the Red Sox would sweep the twins in Wednesday's double header. For the record, I did not make the bet ($10 and a mea culpa tweet) because I am an attention whore or because I hate the Twins. (Though I AM an attention whore and I am not a fan of how the Twinks have played of late). I just have a baseball vibe and, from what I've observed the past couple weeks, it just seems like the Twins have yet to hit baseball rock bottom this season. I figure the Sox will assist them with their downward spiral.

So here's why I made the aforementioned bet:

1. Rocco will make a bonehead move
He's a good manager, but he errs on the side of letting the starting pitcher go too long. Today, he allowed Happ to pitch to a tie -- even though he was giving up lots of hard contact. Arguably, he should have taken Happ out one or two at-bats earlier.

While today's move was a bit of a nit-pick, Sunday's loss to the Mariners should fall squarely on Baldelli's shoulders. In the 6th inning, Shoemaker began the inning by tossing up a homerun ball to Seager. Then another rocket. And another. My dog and her fleas knew Shoe was done. What did Rocco do? Let him give up a 3-run jimmy-jack to some cipher. The game never should have gotten that close, and it's Rocco's fault it happened.

Rocco loves Kenta and Jose -- and will probably make the same mistake tomorrow.

2. Sano will play
Miguel just plain sucks now. There's no two ways around it. He'll strike out to end a threat. Or strike out to begin a non-threat.

3. This ain't Detroit's offense
The Twins' pitching has looked good, but they've gone up against Milwaukee, Detroit and Seattle. Here are some of the feared hitters they've faced repeatedly: Jackie Bradley, Jr, Niko Goodrum and Jose Marmolejos. The Red Sox can hit. They got thump, and they Twinks gonna feel it.

4. Colome
It's not just physical. It's totally mental now, like RON DAVIS mental. I won't go into more detail so as not to trigger those who still experience PTSD from the 1980s.

5. I'm an attention who....

You get the idea. Just don't come crying to me when you are crying in your beer tomorrow evening in bewilderment...

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Hosken Bombo Disco
Apr 13 2021 08:21 PM
I am preparing to be bewildered...
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Doctor Gast
Apr 14 2021 07:00 AM
I understand your reasoning but hope Donaldson will pick us up in Cruz absence.
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I totally agree with you about Rocco waiting too long to change pitchers this year. And what gives with his full blown confidence in Colome? Sure I think Colome will have much better numbers by the end of the year, but we do have a few other pitchers in the pen that are qualified to pitch in late inning situations. I've heard it said you don't win a pennant in April but you can lose one. With the improvements the Sox made it sure wont be easy if we end up in a situation where we have to chase all summer! 

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I understand your reasoning but hope Donaldson will pick us up in Cruz absence.

I don't share your optimism; Vegas' Over/Under for Donaldson's innings tomorrow is TWO! smdh

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Hosken Bombo Disco
Apr 14 2021 06:03 PM
bewildered, befuddled, bedazzled
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MMMordabito
Apr 15 2021 10:00 AM

You're on the right track here.Only one to go.Need Colome to step up and fulfill your prophecy today.

 

Rocco makes boneheaded moves before every game when he submits the lineups.

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LA VIkes Fan
Apr 15 2021 12:48 PM

 

You're on the right track here.Only one to go.Need Colome to step up and fulfill your prophecy today.

 

Rocco makes boneheaded moves before every game when he submits the lineups.

Agreed. Although to be fair, these ciphers are all he's got. The problem ain't so much the lineup, the problem is the talent.  

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MMMordabito
Apr 15 2021 03:42 PM

After that Arroyo double, I thought you had this in the bag.My hope is that hit knocked the last bit of gunk off the flint in Colome's a$$-lighter, because he came back with back-to-back K's after that.

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Hosken Bombo Disco
Apr 15 2021 10:45 PM
He actually won the bet. It was for the double header.